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Walking Dead #82 – Advanced Review

Walking Dead # 82 is the third part of a four-part story arc called "No Way Out." In the first couple pages, we see Morgan in the ground trying to get himself up screaming how he doesn’t want to die. The group is surrounded by zombies until Machone comes to the rescue. Rick is worried that the bite Morgan took might infect him, prompting him to tell Machone they need to do something to prevent the infection from taking over. And in response, Machone decides to cut off Morgan's arm with a samurai sword.    

The group is surrounded by a ridiculous amount of zombies and it looks like it might be the end for them. When things look their worse, they are saved by a group of men that are killing zombies in the neighborhood. They protect Rick and his group and buy them enough time to get to a doctor and treat Morgan's wound. Meanwhile, a group of survivors on top of the roof are looking to see what is going on, but the group doesn’t see anything and they are worried about what to do next.  organ and his group of friends make it to Rick’s house were he receives some treatment for himself as well as from Denise. They manage to stabilize him and it appears as though he will survive to see another day.

Walking Dead # 82Chaos is all over the neighborhood -- everywhere they turn around, zombies are roaming the houses looking for new victims. The groups in the different houses have a very tough decision to make: do they make a run for it and leave the weak behind? Or do they find a different solution where all of the members in the house try and get out safely?

Walking Dead # 82 was a great read. The story keeps progressing forward and shows what length humans will take to stay alive, especially the impactful scene where Machone slices Morgan's arm right off. The book also does a great job of giving more background to Morgan’s life. Morgan has a nice character moment with Carl, were he offers him some advice on growing up. It explains that Morgan had a son when he was just about Carl’s age but lost him to the zombie attacks. He goes on to give Carl advice that even though he has killed someone to survive and is looked upon as being cold-blooded, he still has good in him. This moment in the book was also very touching. The art was great in the issue as well, translating very well what the book was all about; survival, grit and desperation.

If you’re a fan of the walking dead, this story is just more zombie goodness for your collection. For newer readers, this book is not a very good jumping on point but it gives a very good taste what the series is about.

Overall Score - 8.0/10



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